|Bio and Links|
*Thank you for being a fellow volunteer collaborator on Find A Grave. |
I am thankful that sites such as Find A Grave are here to document the final disposition (burial location, cremation, etc.)of our ancestors, descendants, relatives and friends. These sites and the memorials created may well be around longer than a tombstone or cemetery exists or a tombstone is readable. I hope my time spent creating and maintaining memorials through research and collaboration with others will be of use to others researching where their ancestors and loved ones are buried as a part of their family history.
*EDIT PROCESS - Per the Find A Grave rules: "You can submit updates or corrections of factual information for any memorial by clicking on the 'Edit' tab on the memorial in question." (Please do not leave any requests here.)
I will most likely research your edit requests to double check for accuracy and will contact you if I have a question, am concerned or would like to see a copy of the document the request is based on. At the same time I will add a note to the bio section about the suggested edits. I am appreciative of all edit requests and those wanting to collaborate to make memorials as accurate as possible. I generally do not post transcripts of documents when the information is included in the factual sections or lists of sources. *Please note it is nothing personal when I ask for documentation it is simply trying to be accurate and preferring to see the documentation for myself (which is partly a result of having been given incorrect information in the past both here and elsewhere). I am often even pickier when the person is in my family tree.
*OBITUARIES - I will not add cut and paste obituaries unless they are out of copyright or you provide me with a letter or email from the copyright holder giving permission to add it. I am happy to rewrite the factual information in the obituary into a short biography if you send the obituary to me. I would appreciate the name of the newspaper or website where the full obit can be found and the date it appeared so I can list that in the bio section. The names of living people will not be listed in the bio nor will URL links.
*Please do not post scanned obituaries or photos that you did not take to the photo section as they are against the rules on Findagrave due to copyright issues.
*TRANSFERS - As per the Findagrave rules, I automatically transfer direct ancestors and descendants within 4 generations (siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren), unless I am also directly related within the 4 generations. If you are directly related within 4 generations, please use the edit tab and tell me how you are related. If we are both related my hope would be that we connect and share information.
*BURIAL UNKNOWNS - I will not link to memorials where the burial location is unknown or to people who have obviously been intentionally placed in a cemetery where someone "thinks" they "might be" (especially when I know it has been proven they are not buried there) and I plead with you to not add them as they are against the rules and it defeats the primary purpose of Find A Grave to document final dispositions. I can't begin to count the times I have been disappointed to find someones name on Find A Grave only to find that the final disposition is missing. Findagrave is not a family tree site or a memorial site, it is a site to document final dispositions with the ability to add information that is of genealogical value and that helps memorialize a persons life.